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Breastfeeding Immunity

It's National Breastfeeding Month (August 1-7 is National Breastfeeding Week) and Cherishing Life Beginnings Doula Service has you covered on the knowledge you should know when it comes to breastfeeding. I want to be very clear with my message and yes, I stand on my quote. Fed is a necessity BUT Breast is BEST!

Today, I would like to discuss the benefits of breastfeeding immunity. So what immunity defense does breastmilk provide to your baby?

🌟 Colostrum: Nature's First Vaccine: Colostrum, the initial milk produced after childbirth, is rich in antibodies, white blood cells, and essential nutrients. Provides the baby's immune system with a strong boost from the very beginning.

🌟 Antibodies for Immediate Defense: Breast milk contains antibodies that the mother's body has produced in response to infections.

These antibodies offer immediate protection against various illnesses.

🌟 Immunoglobulins: Guardians of Health: Immunoglobulins in breast milk coat the baby's gut, forming a barrier against harmful pathogens. Enhance the baby's resistance to infections and contribute to a healthy gut.

🌟 Lactoferrin: Infection Blocker: Lactoferrin, a protein in breast milk, binds to iron, depriving bacteria of a vital nutrient source. Reduces the growth of harmful bacteria and helps prevent infections.

🌟 Personalized Immune Support: The composition of breast milk adapts to the baby's needs, providing tailored immune support as the baby grows.

The next time someone tries to convince you that breastmilk isn't the BEST milk, remind them of the immunity support alone that formula doesn't provide.

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